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Russia says West risks ‘direct military clash’ over cyber attacks

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Russia warned the West on Thursday that cyber-attacks against its infrastructure risked leading to direct military confrontation, and that attempts to challenge Moscow in the cyber sphere would be met with targeted countermeasures.

The warning comes after Russia’s housing ministry website appeared to be hacked over the weekend, with an internet search for the site leading to a ‘Glory to Ukraine’ sign in Ukrainian. 

In a statement, the foreign ministry said that Russia’s critical infrastructure and state institutions were being hit by cyberattacks and pointed to figures in the United States and Ukraine as being responsible.

The statement, issued by the ministry’s head of international information security, said Washington was ‘deliberately lowering the threshold for the combat use’ of IT…”

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